News ID: 256467
Published: 0219 GMT July 28, 2019

Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra to perform first Milad Tower concert

Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra to perform first Milad Tower concert

The Tehran Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled to perform its first concert at Tehran's Milad Tower on August 3.

The orchestra, directly sponsored by Tehran Municipality, will perform the concert under the baton of Arash Amini as the main conductor and Loris Tjeknavorian as the guest conductor. 

Tjeknavorian said that apart from ‘Masquerade-Suite-Romance’ which is one of his own works composed 25 years ago, a work by Johann Christian Bach as well as works by well-known Iranian composers will be performed by the orchestra, IRNA wrote.

‘Masquerade-Suite-Romance’ is written in two versions of instrumental and vocal music.‌

“Classic music does not belong to a special country, rather it is a science. All classic pieces are written scientifically,” he said.

“As far as I’m concerned the best musicians have gathered together to form this orchestra and it will definitely turn out to be a good orchestra,” Tjeknavorian said.

“After the Second World War, countries like Korea, Japan and China invited hundreds of masters in classic music to train their countries’ composers, and thus today they have great symphonic orchestras in the world,” he said, calling for help to invite great musical masters to train Iranian musicians.

“Big cities around the world like London, Vienna, Moscow and New York have high-quality orchestras which are supported by the municipalities of these cities. How good it would be that Tehran has its own orchestra as well and Tehran municipality and Milad Tower, which is now the symbol of the city, provide support for this orchestra.”

Pieces by Farhad Fakhreddini, Hossein Dehlavi and several other Iranian composers have been selected to be performed during the concert.

The orchestra will perform in company with distinguished Iranian saxophonist Foad Hejazi.


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